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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from Paris


Two Cut Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's Two Cut Sunflowers is an oil on canvas (17 x 24 inches) that is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Vincent van Gogh's Two Cut Sunflowers is an oil on canvas (17 x 24 inches) that is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Two Cut Sunflowers is part of a series of studies of cut sunflowers Vincent van Gogh painted in the summer of 1887.

To contrast with the wide range of the color yellow -- from pale citron to deep ocher -- van Gogh set the flower heads against a complementary background of bright blue. The thick impasto he used to describe the radiant petals and twisted stem evoke the robust vigor of the flower in full growth.

Keep reading to explore our final painting, Le Pere Tanguy, Vincent van Gogh's portrait of a Paris art shop proprietor.

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